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Welcome ISM/Union Alumni

The purpose of this page is to keep alumni of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Union School of Sacred Music current with the news of both fellow alumni and the ISM. Additionally, alumni may be interested in the Job Listings page maintained by our placement office.

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Alumni News

Congregations Project attendees in the round for discussion
April 11, 2018
Registration for the 2018 Congregations Project, As Creation Groans: Worshiping God on Holy Ground, is now open!  We extend a warm invitation to pastors, musicians, and other...
The Yale ISM Review, Volume 4, No. 1: Poverty. Cover image: Albert Schilling's "Suffering Christ"
February 16, 2018
We are excited to announce the publication of the latest issue of The Yale ISM Review. Editor Rita Ferrone provides an excellent summary of the many interesting articles to...
Album Cover: Palestrina: Missa Confitebor tibi Domine and other works. Yale Schola Cantorum, David Hill, conductor.
February 2, 2018
by Stephen Gamboa-Diaz. We are excited to announce the release of Yale Schola Cantorum’s album of Palestrina’s Missa Confitebor tibi Domine and other works on the...
Left to right: Robert Mealy, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Kenneth Slowik, Corey Jamason, Judith Malafronte, Max Van Egmond
November 15, 2017
It’s been a while in coming, and we apologize for the delay. As the cold days of winter approach, we’re taking time to look back at the accomplishments of our...
August 1, 2017
ALUMNI NEWS PBS’s Articulate profiled Dashon Burton (M.M. ’11) and Virginia Warnken (M.M. ’13) of Roomful of Teeth during their residency at Mass MoCA. Video is here....
Nathaniel Gumbs
June 12, 2017
NOTES ON THE STAFF Martin Jean has announced the appointment of Nathaniel Gumbs (M.M. ’11) as Director of Chapel Music at Yale University. He will work with students, faculty...
Alumni Adrianna Tam, Nate Widelitz, Joe Gregorio, Max Holman with Derek Greten-Harrison
April 24, 2017
Current choral conducting students Hannah Carr and Simon Lee were announced as semifinalists of the graduate conducting competition at the national conference of the American...
September 12, 2016
The Center for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion (mavcor.yale.edu) at Yale University is pleased to announce receipt of a major grant from the Henry Luce...
July 15, 2016
Judith Dupré (M.Div. ‘11) I write nonfiction, primarily about design and architecture. My new book, One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building, is my fifth work of...
Robert Bennesh
July 14, 2016
Robert Bennesh   (M.M. ‘14, A.D. ‘15) After graduating (for the last time)  from the ISM last May, I assumed the position as Director of Music at the Church of Sweden in...